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Henryk Broniatowski, Sr.

German: Heinrich Broniatowski, Sr.
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Czestochowa, Poland
Death: 1939 (62)
Pabianice, Lodz, Poland (Murdered by Nazis)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jakub Broniatowski and Chaja Broniatowska
Ex-husband of Anna Maria Teresa Mahlbacher
Father of Henryk Broniatowski, Jr.
Brother of Pinkus Szulem Broniatowski; Joseph Broones; Romuald Broniatowski; Lejb Broniatowski; Artur Broniatowski and 2 others

Occupation: Chemist/Medical doctor
Managed by: Jon Bernard Klein
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About Henryk Broniatowski, Sr.

Henryk Broniatowski was a renowned chemist, originally from Czestochowa, Poland. He held several patents in the UK, USA, and Switzerland. His last position was as deputy manager of the Swiss CIBA chemical factory in Pabianice near Łódź (Pabianizer Aktiengesellschaft der chemischen Industrie Pabianice, PCI). He was a reknown specialist, with a title of Doctor (more than PhD). He was well respected, and rich.

Henryk, together with his son, and another senior manager of PCI, Roman Ruszewski, were arrested in September 1939 by Gestapo and interned in a Pabianice cinema "Wolność" (Freedom). Ruszewski was moved in November to the Łódź Radogoszcz prison from where he was rescued by his family for a bribe. According to the account of Zofia Serednicka, the fiancee of Henryk's son (also named Henryk), she failed to get funds for a bribe for the Broniatowskis because a safe in the elder Henryk's office, for which she was secretely given a key, had been opened and plundered. A person which had the only other key to the safe was Herman Thommen, a Swiss manager of PCI.

According to the family story, the father and son were brutally killed on the stage of cinema Wolność but according to a Polish book called '100 years of CIBA in Poland', they were taken to the Łódź Gestapo headquarters and executed there in November.

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Henryk Broniatowski, Sr.'s Timeline

November 28, 1876
Czestochowa, Poland
March 7, 1912
Age 35
Pabjanice, Poland
- 1935
Age 53
Lodz, Łódzkie, Poland
Age 62
Pabianice, Lodz, Poland